Anthropology (B.A.)

Anthropology (B.A.)

  • The Department of Anthropology is recognized as one of the leading centers for urban anthropology in the South and serves as a significant cultural resource for New Orleans
  • The UNO anthropology faculty are all active scholars who have engaged in research around the world - South America, the Caribbean, Europe, Australia, North America

Anthropology, as the study of human behavior, spans to both time and space to help us better understand other cultures as well as ourselves. As an anthropology major at UNO, you’re choosing a program of theory heavily supported by hands-on research methods and fieldwork experience that will prepare you for future pursuits in education, cultural resource management, forensic and physical anthropology, and defense/security sectors.

Because New Orleans offers numerous cultural resources and a wealth of anthropological projects, UNO’s location within the city will prove advantageous to your education. You will have a chance to partner with nonprofit organizations around the New Orleans area, conduct in-depth interviews with restaurant owners recovering from Hurricane Katrina, or work with UNO’s interdisciplinary teaching and publishing center—the Neighborhood Story Project—to create community projects. You may also get involved in the historic archeology or urban planning research of New Orleans, historic preservation and cultural conservation programs, Louisiana folklore studies, or a wide variety of internships with nonprofit organizations and museums.

After you have completed your UNO degree, you will be qualified to work in research, policy, nonprofit, and government organizations in areas such as product design, market research, public relations, community development, public policy, advocacy, and applied research. You will also be prepared for the rigors of graduate work in anthropology and related fields at some of the best graduate and Ph.D. programs in the country.

More Information

Department of Anthropology

Degree Requirements

Anthropology Minor

Applied Urban Anthropology Focus M.S.


Application Questions?

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University of New Orleans
105 Earl K. Long Library
2000 Lakeshore Drive
New Orleans, LA 70148

Phone: 504-280-6595